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LATEST RESEARCH

Performance through people: Transforming human capital into competitive advantage

– A dual focus on developing people and managing them well gives a select group of companies a long-term performance edge.

The China imperative for multinational companies

– Multinational companies operating in China must reconfigure for opportunity and risk.

The complication of concentration in global trade

– Concentration in the origins of traded products is widespread, prompting questions about whether to diversify or decouple.

Global balance sheet 2022: Enter volatility

– Growth in the global balance sheet accelerated during the pandemic, but paused in 2022.

FEATURED RESEARCH

Global flows: The ties that bind in an interconnected world

– Economic and political turbulence have prompted speculation that the world is already deglobalizing. But the evidence suggests that global integration is here to stay, albeit with nuance.

On the cusp of a new era?

– Current economic and political turbulence could presage the start of a new era that is structurally very different with a new narrative of progress.

Securing Europe’s competitiveness: Addressing its technology gap

– Even amid war in Europe and the energy and cost of living crisis that has resulted, the region needs to pay attention to its slow-motion corporate and technology crisis.

COVID-19 Analysis

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Will productivity and growth return after the COVID-19 crisis?

– Bold innovation by some firms under pressure of the pandemic could deliver a productivity dividend, but that depends on corporate... action broadening and robust demand.
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What’s next for consumers, workers, and companies in the post-COVID-19 recovery

– Many changes in business models and consumer behavior during the pandemic will stick, but action will be needed to ensure the... rebound is not uneven.
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The future of work after COVID-19

– The pandemic accelerated existing trends in remote work, e-commerce, and automation, with up to 25 percent more workers than previously... estimated potentially needing to switch occupations.
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The consumer demand recovery and lasting effects of COVID-19

– The pandemic led to an unprecedented consumption shock across countries that upended long-standing consumer habits. But what happens... once the pandemic is over?

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Chris Bradley

McKinsey Global Institute Director and Senior Partner, Sydney

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McKinsey Global Institute Director and Senior Partner, Minneapolis

Marco Piccitto

McKinsey Global Institute Director and Senior Partner, Milan

Sven Smit

Senior Partner, Chair of Insights and Ecosystems, and Chair of McKinsey Global Institute, Amsterdam

Olivia White

McKinsey Global Institute Director and Senior Partner, Bay Area

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McKinsey Global Institute Director and Senior Partner, Shanghai

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To reinvent globalization, companies and countries should think ‘diversifying,’ not ‘decoupling,’ according to McKinsey Global Institute’s research

– The pandemic, Ukraine, geopolitical stress, climate change, and macroeconomic uncertainty: These are turbulent times. No wonder... business leaders and policymakers are re-examining everything from their supply chains to their trading patterns. The overarching question, as we see it, is what this means for globalization, write Bob Sternfels and Olivia White in Fortune.
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What does the world need to achieve sustainable, inclusive growth?

– While some believe that economic growth is incompatible with fighting climate change, only growing economies can produce the financial... resources needed to make the transition to a net-zero economy. Accelerating global growth could bring lower-income households into the middle class and build infrastructure to reduce emissions, write Sven Smit, Anu Madgavkar, and Kevin Russell in Project Syndicate.

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